Organized by Matchbox, the event came in two parts – a four-hour comic creation session (organized by JF Koh, the organizer of the 24-Hour Comics Day in Singapore) and the presentation at Lowercase, the main cafe in LaSalle.
I arrived around lunch, almost halfway through the four-hour comic session. Comic artist or not, you would have to admit that it was a really conducive area just to sit down and create. After a quick lunch with the Tiger, I joined him and ended up writing a paragraph or two in my work-in-progress.
(Note: Maybe LaSalle could partner with informal groups or associations who need space for their creative endeavours, it may help enhance the creative environment locally)
The presentation later was rather interesting, as we got to see other comic artists pitch their ideas and what they are working on. At the same time, we got to listen to a few other organizations and associations which aim to act as catalysts to put local work out there.
What I liked about this was how it was casual and rather easy-going, especially when it came to networking – everyone was just there to share ideas and get tips on how to make better comics. To paraphrase Gene, it was just about making comics and having fun doing it.
To find out more about Matchbox and their upcoming events, click here.